Abies concolor (Colorado Fir)
Also known as: White Fir
Native: Colorado, Arizona, southern California, Utah and Mexico
Location: Grown in collections and gardens but rare, the variety «6N:Abies concolor var. lowiana» being more common.
Leaves are rather long, and produce a strong lemon smell when crushed.
Pollen and Seed Cones
Cones open in late April. Male cones are round and yellow, females are yellow-green, about 25mm long.
Mature cones are 8cm to 12cm long and may be dark purple or bright yellow-green.